The Jeep Wrangler is not new to winning awards…but within the last month Jeep’s beloved SUV has won four awards. Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine has handed the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Moab its coveted “4×4 of the Year” Award, the second consecutive year that the Jeep Wrangler has won.
Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine is often considered to be the leading off-road-enthusiast publication so winning this award is a huge honor for Jeep. How is the winner of this award chosen? The editors of the magazine drive vehicles hundreds of miles evaluate suspensions, drivetrains, transfer case functionality, and off-road performance, on sand, mud, dirt, and rock. The Jeep Wrangler Moab edition passed those tests, and then some.
The 2013 Jeep Wrangler Moab
Jeep Wrangler debuted the Moab as a limited-edition model named after one of the most popular off-road destinations in the world – Moab, Utah. The Jeep Wrangler Moab is based on the Wrangler Sahara model and is equipped with hardware popular with off-roading enthusiasts. It offers 245/75R17 Goodyear SilentArmor off-road tires with Kevlar reinforcement and standard Trak-Lok anti-spin rear differential with an available electronic rear locking differential. When equipped with a manual transmission and a 3.73 rear axle ratio, the Wrangler Moab has a crawl ratio of 45:1. Unique exterior features on the Wrangler Moab include a Mopar power dome hood, premium rock rails, black fuel filler door and tail lamp guards and matching premium black front and rear off-road bumpers. Other exterior touches include the new premium soft top, black wheel arches, a matte black Jeep grille badge and “Moab” decals on the hood. A body-color three-piece hard top is optional. Are you a Jeep fan and interested in test driving this model? Just visit Des Moine’s local Jeep dealer, Ken Garff and they will be happy to get you on the road in your favorite Jeep. The Jeep Wrangler Moab is available as a two-door Wrangler or four-door Wrangler Unlimited model available in Crush, Dozer, Rock Lobster, Gecko, Black and Bright White. And like all 2013 Jeep Wrangler models, the Moab edition features Chrysler Group’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, delivering benchmark capability, excellent every-day on-road driving dynamics, and fuel economy up to 21 miles per gallon.